Looking to infuse more literacy into your unit on the Civil War and its causes? This literacy bundle includes 9 distinct reading/writing activities on the causes of the Civil War. Linked to Common Core standards for informational text, topics include Uncle Tom's Cabin, the Fugitive Slave law, John Brown's Raid, Lincoln's election, the history of abolitionism in the United States, the Sumner beating, and the Dred Scott decision. Students will annotate and analyze various primary and secondary sources, participate in a "write around" and summarize key points through "texts". The download also includes a glossary for teacher reference, as well as instructional printables to hang in your classroom.